Asthma in the older person

2) Is asthma in the older person common?

Statistics of asthma in the over 65's in Scotland

Asthma in the over 65’s in Scotland

  • Although 95% of asthma starts in early childhood, 6 to 10% of people over the age of 65 have asthma in Scotland.
  • In Scotland a total of 368,000 people have asthma and of those 54,000 are over the age of 65.
  • Asthma can affect people in many different ways, older or younger.

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